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IS THE 27 CLUB JUST A MYTH? (No). Is it a “curse?” (No). But The 27 Club is not what you think. It’s more than the deaths of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and others.

Using the teachings of the Moon Cycles and C. G. Jung’s notion of the puer (the creative person who is always young beyond his years and often dies an early death, physical or emotional) Michael Owen explains what happens to all of us in our mid- to late-twenties. Read about the other “Clubs” from 24 to 30.

Not a book on astrology, THE 27 CLUB: WHY AGE 27 IS IMPORTANT gives new insights into the timing of crises and opportunities during our twenties and how events and decisions around age 27 can set the trajectory of our lives for the next 27 years. It explains the natural rhythm by which the psyche grows and matures, and looks at what happens when we under- or over-reach ourselves.

The book sheds light on other questions: Why does life often take a turn for better or worse around age 27? Why were so many of The 27 Club from the sixties? What does science say about The 27 Club? Is The 27 Club just dead rock stars? What is the psychology of The 27 Club? What do our teens and early 20s have to do with age 27?

Michael Owen also explores the wider meanings of the Moon Cycles, a measure of time based on the length of human pregnancy, and the importance of the 9 month, 3 year (Little Moon) and 27 year (Big Moon) cycles. This “calendar” is applicable to all important events (the beginning and ending of anything—a life, a business, a relationship) and the ripples in time that it sends out. And read about the 27 year cycle and 9/11.

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